this is where the question arrises.
i have a dell inspiron laptop (work laptop. being the system admin it would suck for this thing to get boogered up) with a 60 gig hard drive. there are 3 partitions on the drive that came from dell. one is the drive that holds the drivers one is a little small partition that i'm not sure about and the main partition. the main partition is 52.5 gigs.
i want to install linux on this contraption so that i can use it for some network troubleshooting. with the linux partition utility that runs when you boot from the cd, can i 1.) scavange some of the main partition to make a new one for the linux 2.) be sure that i dont completely screw my windows install?